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Two men charged after firearms and drugs seized - SCC Firearms Squad

Friday, 16 June 2017 03:04:55 PM

Prohibited firearms, weapons, and drugs have been seized following an investigation into the supply of drugs in Sydney’s south-west.

In February 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad established Strike Force Hare into the supply of prohibited drugs in the Wollondilly Shire.

Following extensive investigations, strike force investigators, assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, executed two search warrants at homes at Bargo from 7.20am yesterday (Thursday 16 June 2017).

During the searches, investigators seized a dismantled semi-automatic pistol, a sawn-off shotgun, a .22 calibre rifle, a homemade improvised pistol, a pen pistol, four electronic control devices, knuckle dusters, ammunition of various calibres, cocaine, cannabis, and mobile phones.

In addition, police located a firearms safe containing 10 rifles and shotguns, which were registered to other firearms license holders.

Two men, aged 25 and 31, were arrested by investigators and taken to Narellan Police Station.

The 31-year-old man was charged with eight counts of possess prohibited weapon, two counts of drug supply, possess shortened firearm, possess prohibited firearm, possess unregistered firearm, unauthorised possession of pistol, not keep firearm safe, not keep safe ammunition, possess prohibited drug, and deal with proceeds of crime.

His firearms licence has also been suspended.

The 25-year-old man was charged with two counts each of possess unauthorised pistol and drug supply.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today (Friday 16 June 2017).

Also during the operation, a 23-year-old woman was arrested by officers from Camden Local Area Command and charged in relation to an unrelated matter. She was also refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today.